Going Green Tip of the Day: Saving Paper = Saving Trees
While we may not waste paper at home (likely because the costs come out of our own pocket!), it seems to be a common occurence for us to waste paper in the workplace, either through printing documents that don't really need to be printed, making multiple copies that end up being thrown away, or, the worse waste of all, printing only on one side, thereby doubling the number of sheets we use.
Tip for today: make a conscious effort to print double-sided every time you print a document, especially in times where you are making multiple copies of larger documents for meetings, presentations, filing, etc. You can also reduce the size of the font or remove graphics that, while adding to the meaning of the content and being visually engaging, take up space but are not essential to the understanding of the content (like the graphic you see to the right :) ).
I've even taken to including the following tag to the bottom of all of my emails, as an act of encouraging people to consciously think before they print. It may only save a few sheets of paper, but multiply that by as many people who work in offices as soon we're saving forests!